Upcoming Events

Sexual Assault Examiner: Case Study Review

Forensic nurses provide specialized care for the patient who is presenting for health care related to known or suspected sexual violence. A variety of case studies of patients will be utilized for this webinar. Presenting signs and symptoms, patient and caregiver histories, and clinical evaluation will be included and discussed. 

Domestic Violence Examiner (DVE) Training
Web-Based Training

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are invited to attend this online domestic violence examiner (DVE) training. Participants will learn the essential skills and knowledge to appropriately care for adult and adolescent patients who have experienced intimate partner violence. Topics to be covered include:

  • Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Assessing and Treating the IPV Patient
  • Patient-Centered Coordinated Team Approach
  • Legal Issues
  • Operational Issues

Registration is free to properly licensed health care providers from IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities. Health care providers from referral facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of sexual assault are also eligible to attend at no cost. The course will be accessible through the tribal forensic healthcare learning management system.  Materials will be downloadable from within the course.  Participants must have regular access to the internet with a connection faster than analog/dial-up.  The course must be completed by April 21, 2015.  No exceptions or extensions will be granted.

This is a 24-hour self-paced course. Students may complete the work at any time of the day or night that is convenient to them.

Questions?  Email us at tribalforensichealthcare@iafn.org


October 6, 2014

Forensic equipment is available to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian healthcare facilities at no cost from the Indian Health Service. Forensic equipment consists of a high-quality digital camera, a laptop installed with Second Opinion software, a tripod, camera lenses, and other accessories housed in a durable storage case. Colposcopes are also available. To receive equipment, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TGYMNSN and complete the form.

September 3, 2013

The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) at IHS is pleased to announce the launch of its new forensic healthcare Web site.

June 18, 2013

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training project is excited to announce the upcoming schedule of Sexual Assault Examiner Classroom Trainings and Clinical Skills Trainings. These multi-day trainings run from September 2014 - February 2015, and are open to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants.  Scholarships are available!  Click to read more.

May 10, 2013

For recorded sessions on how to install your forensic equipment and basic tips for using the digital camera and colposcope, visit Second Opinion’s File Sharing Portal at: https://files.secondopinion.net/fs/v.aspx?v=8b6f62889c666eb96f97